* ColbertBump: DA's reprints of "Out From Boneville" introduced the indie comic ''{{Bone}}'' to a more mainstream audience who might not have known about it otherwise.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The magazine went from a fairly independent publication (albeit backed by Disney) that featured full articles, educational material, and professional comics artists (at one point it even ran reprints of ''{{Bone}}''), but in later years it got watered down immensely.
* FleetingDemographicRule: There were articles on historical topics (such as mummies and space) that the magazine would reuse after a few years, with new illustrations/images of course.
* HeyItsThatGuy: In a sort of meta, "wow, here is a familiar name in the staff box" sort of way. Marv Wolfman (yes, ''[[ComicBook/TeenTitans that]]'' [[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Marv]] [[ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula Wolfman]]) was DA's comics editor in the early-to-mid '90s.
** Followed by Heidi [=MacDonald=], who may be a familiar name to comics fans as well.
*** One of Heidi's editorial assistants was Cliff Chiang, who some comics fans may recognize from his work for Creator/DCComics.
** The comics editor for the preview issue was Len Wein.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: [=eBay=] is your best bet to obtain these comics; except for some being reprinted in ''Disney's Colossal Comics Collection'', most of them have never been reprinted.
** Averted with "Return to Blaggard Castle", which was included as a bonus story in volume 2 of The Floyd Gottfredson Library, fittingly enough the volume that contains the original Blaggard Castle story.
* OneOfUs: The magazine's staff absolutely ''relished'' showing their nerd cred throughout TheNineties. This was predominant during Phyllis Ehrlich's tenure as Editor-In-Chief (starting with the January 1995 issue), and ended shortly into Suzanne Harper's tenure (about early 1998, when the format started shifting). It's also worth noting that Ehrlich's first issue as editor featured a cover story about Franchise/StarTrek, and her second featured one about ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''.[[note]]And this was a whopping ''14 years'' before Disney even purchased Creator/MarvelComics![[/note]] Heck, during the Ehrlich years, it was difficult to find an issue that ''didn't'' include something about ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', or ''Film/StarWars''. Also, DA's comics editors ''adored'' indie comics, and managed to get a few reprinted in the magazine. Heidi [=MacDonald=] in particular got [[ComicBook/FunWithMilkAndCheese Evan Dorkin]], [[{{Bone}} Jeff Smith]], and [[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Bongo Comics]] to reprint in the magazine. And in one of her Comics Zone columns, [=MacDonald=] practically {{squee}}d out loud like a fangirl when she was given a ScroogeMcDuck comic to run.